Career Paths

Wherever your ambitions lie, you will receive the support you need to follow a path well worn by BCM alumni who have built successful careers across diverse endeavors. A few of our alumni who have gone onto successful careers are featured here.

Tamara Alliston, Ph.D.

Dr. Alliston is a professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of California San Francisco.

Nathan Boles, Ph.D.

Dr. Boles is a principal investigator at the Neural Stem Cell Institute.

Teresa Bowman, Ph.D.

Dr. Bowman is an associate professor of development and molecular biology and oncology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Chi-Hsuan (Sean) Chang, Ph.D.

Dr. Chang is a Process Development Scientist at Poseida Therapeutics, Inc.

Dana Gaddy, Ph.D.

Dr. Gaddy is a professor of veterinary integrative biosciences at Texas A&M University.

Allison Falender, Ph.D.

Dr. Falender is a general manager of gasoline development at Shell.

Michael Gatza, Ph.D.

Dr, Gatza is an assistant professor of radiation oncology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medicine School of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Antentor O. Hinton Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Hinton is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

Michael Iannotti, Ph.D.

Dr. Iannotti is a research scientist in the Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences in the National Institutes of Health.

Nicole Kettner, Ph.D.

Dr. Kettner is postdoctoral research fellow in the Translational Research in Multi-Disciplinary Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Donald P. McDonnell, Ph.D.

Dr. McDonnell is a chair of pharmacology and cancer biology and the Glaxo-Wellcome Professor of Molecular Cancer Biology at Duke University School of Medicine.

Bryan C. Nikolai, Ph.D.

Dr. Nikolai is a assistant professor in Molecular and Cellular Biology at BCM.

Thuy-Ai Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen is a scientist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences | Kelly Government Solutions.

Ramon Roman, Ph.D.

Dr. Roman is employed with the Army Core of Engineers.

Erica Polleys, Ph.D.

Dr. Polleys is a postdoctoral scholar at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University.

Michelle Rubin-Onur, Ph.D.

Dr. Rubin-Onur is a regulatory specialist at Acknowledge Regulatory Strategies.

James Versalovic, M.D. Ph.D.

Dr. Versalovic is the Milton J. Finegold Professor of Pathology and Immunology at BCM and pathologist-in-chief at Texas Children's Hospital.